WBU Lubbock to honor late professor at scholarship gala

Published: Mar. 21, 2017 at 4:54 PM CDT|Updated: Mar. 21, 2017 at 6:19 PM CDT
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(Source: Wayland Baptist)
(Source: Wayland Baptist)

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Wayland Baptist University's Lubbock campus will host its annual Lubbock Lights Scholarship Gala next month.

It is taking place on Tuesday, April 18 at the Overton Hotel and Conference Center.

There will be a silent auction at 6 p.m. with the dinner and program beginning at 7 p.m.

Director of Development Bobby McCloud said this year's theme will honor the life and legacy of Jon Randles, with all proceeds going to endow the Jon Randles Memorial Scholarship.

McCloud said Randles worked as an adjunct professor of religion for Wayland.

Randles was called to full-time evangelism in 1993 and spent his life traveling and preaching the gospel.

He also served as a pastor at several churches including Indiana Baptist Church and Victory Life Baptist Church in Lubbock.

Randles died in April 2015 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

The scholarship gala is a chance to honor Randles' memory and celebrate his life while raising money in his name.

Tickets are $125 with table sponsorships starting at $1,000.

To purchase tickets or inquire about donating to this scholarship, please contact McCloud at 806-438-3876 or

McCloud said they are also looking for silent auction items.

He said if your business would like to donate something, please contact him at the number or email address listed above.

You can also contact McCloud to make a donations to the Jon Randles Memorial Scholarship.

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